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Jan 24, 2017

When Lin Dunn came out of retirement in May to join Matthew Mitchell’s coaching staff at Kentucky, it raised more than a few eyebrows.

Things had been turbulent at Kentucky, with player transfers and coaching staff changes in recent years. The addition of Dunn as an assistant coach, a Hall of Famer with over 40 years of experience, was exactly what was needed; a proven winner with a track record of stability.

It is a pleasure to welcome the Southern Belle of women’s basketball back to Dishin & Swishin! As always with coach Dunn, the topics covered range from basketball to the “real world.” For example, on this podcast we discuss:

  • Kentucky’s season and the rising draft stock of seniors Makayla Epps and Evelyn Akhator
  • Strength of the SEC this season
  • WNBA, free agency, players looking to be traded versus staying with teams full career
  • Coaching against Stephanie White when Kentucky plays Vanderbilt
  • The women’s rights protests and marches last weekend
  • The movie “Hidden Figures” and its impact, from someone who lived the “Space Race”

Last night ESPN unveiled the NCAA committee’s first revealing of the possible Top 16 seeds, and Kentucky came in at number 16. With two games left against South Carolina and one against Mississippi State, plus the conference tournament, there are significant opportunities to improve that number as the season continues.

The Wildcats have won four in a row, and need to stay on that roll versus Ole Miss and Missouri before the Gamecocks come to town on February 2nd. Who knows what could happen then?

Enjoy the podcast!

 

 

Photo courtesy of Kentucky Athletics